Improving Vitamin D status and related health in young women: The Safe-D study – Part B
Vitamin D deficiency is an important health risk for young women, particularly during child-bearing years. Vitamin D deficiency is also associated with increased risk of many chronic health conditions including cardiovascular disease, poor bone and muscle health, mental ill-health and infection. Part B of the Safe-D study aims to investigate the safest and most effective way to increase vitamin D levels in vitamin D deficient young women. This study is a randomised controlled trial (RCT) to measure the effectiveness of (1) a behavioural intervention (using mobile-based application to encourage safe levels of sunlight exposure) and (2) 1000 IU per day vitamin D supplementation to increase vitamin D levels and a wide range of health outcomes over 12 months.
- John Wark, Principal chief investigator
- Nicola Reavley,chief investigator
- Marie Pirotta, chief investigator
- George Varigos, chief investigator
- Kim Bennell, chief investigator
- Suzanne Garland, Associate investigator
- Anthony Jorm, Associate investigator
- Alexandra Gorelik, Statistician
- Shanton Chang, Associate investigator
- Peter Lee, Associate investigator
- Dale Robinson, Associate investigator
- Asvini Subasinghe, Associate investigator
- Marjan Tabesh, PhD student
- Emma Callegari, PhD student
- Heather Robinson, Study coordinator
- Sin-Hyeong Choi, Research assistant
- Ashwini Kale, Senior bone densitometrist
- National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) project grant APP1049065
- Tabesh M, Garland SM, Gorelik A, Nankervis A, Maclean S, Callegari ET, Chang S, Heffernan K, Wark JD. Improving Vitamin D Status and Related Health in Young Women: The Safe-D study - Part B. JMIR Res Protoc. 2016 May 10;5(2):e80. doi: 10.2196/resprot.5465.
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